Mollaret meningitis

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By Mark Gorman MD

Mollaret meningitis is also known as or subsumes Idiopathic benign recurrent  meningitis. -ed.

Key Points

  • Recurrent benign aseptic meningitis has been attributed to many different causes, the most common being the herpes virus group.
  • Mollaret meningitis is a specific term delineating idiopathic etiology within the general recurrent benign aseptic meningitis group.
  • Specific treatment depends on the cause, with most cases recovering spontaneously without sequelae.